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Toomaga-Allen into All Blacks squad

27th October 2013 07:38


Jeff Toomaga-Allen

Call up: Jeff Toomaga-Allen

Wellington prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen has been called into the All Blacks squad for the Japan Test and European Tour.

Toomaga-Allen comes in as a replacement for Canterbury prop Joe Moody, who was ruled out of the tour after fracturing his fibula in last night's ITM Cup-winning Final against Wellington.

Meanwhile, the 27-man squad which will head to Tokyo tomorrow to prepare for the first Test against Japan has been confirmed, with nine players heading to Paris later in the week to start early preparations for the second Test against France.

The players heading to Paris are: Tony Woodcock, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Kieran Read, Liam Messam, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Julian Savea and "apprentice" Ardie Savea.

The squad heading to Japan is as follows:

Hookers: Dane Coles, Andrew Hore and Keven Mealamu.
Props: Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Ben Franks, Owen Franks and Jeff Toomaga-Allen.
Locks: Dominic Bird, Brodie Retallick and Jeremy Thrush.
Loose Forwards: Sam Cane, Steven Luatua, Richie McCaw and Luke Whitelock.
Half-backs: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Daniel Carter and Tom Taylor.
Centres: Ryan Crotty, Ma'a Nonu and Francis Saili.
Outside backs: Frank Halai, Charles Piutau and Ben Smith.

Meanwhile, Aaron Cruden will also travel to Tokyo for promotional work and then travel with the squad to France.

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